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Author Topic: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023  (Read 785 times)

Offline Skipmuck

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UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« on: May 24, 2023, 0038 UTC »
0030 UTC I have a weak, but solid carrier across the pond...a few traces of threshold music. No luck on IDing the song during the short fade ups. Pretty sure this is European origin.
0045 UTC S6 peaks here now...very low modulation on the signal...imaginary level  :-\
0132 UTC Just checked back and it QRT'd sometime between 0123 and 0131 UTC.
Another mystery!
« Last Edit: May 24, 2023, 0135 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 0044 UTC »
00:43 UTC - I have an S5 carrier in N.E. Canada with no modulation.


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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 0100 UTC »
Suspect a Zeppelin.
I don't STRETCH the truth.

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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 0121 UTC »
Suspect a Zeppelin.

I am hearing weak music on 6954.9 AM, which earlier today was posted in the Euro forum as Zeppelin.
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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2023, 1150 UTC »
You can see their signal on my daily annotated waterfall of the 43 mb: https://radiohobbyist.org/waterfalls/23-24May2023.png

Sign on 2300 UTC, off at 0130 UTC.  Sweeping audio tones very clearly heard around 2336 UTC, played for some time. You can see this on the waterfall also.  Later, just a dead carrier, with a good signal level. No obvious audio.

Is this something that Zeppelin Radio is known to do? Also, the carrier frequency as almost exactly 6950, I see Zeppelin was noted with an offset frequency of 6954.9. Are we sure this was from Europe?
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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2023, 1201 UTC »
You can see their signal on my daily annotated waterfall of the 43 mb: https://radiohobbyist.org/waterfalls/23-24May2023.png

Sign on 2300 UTC, off at 0130 UTC.  Sweeping audio tones very clearly heard around 2336 UTC, played for some time. You can see this on the waterfall also.  Later, just a dead carrier, with a good signal level. No obvious audio.

Is this something that Zeppelin Radio is known to do? Also, the carrier frequency as almost exactly 6950, I see Zeppelin was noted with an offset frequency of 6954.9. Are we sure this was from Europe?

I was hoping that someone across the pond might have some knowledge to confirm there was a European based station on 6950 AM...I did detect what I thought was some undermodulated music on this, but it was only a few very weak and brief fade-ups.
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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2023, 1631 UTC »
Zeke's mushrooms are taking over his station?

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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2023, 0127 UTC »
You can see their signal on my daily annotated waterfall of the 43 mb: https://radiohobbyist.org/waterfalls/23-24May2023.png

Sign on 2300 UTC, off at 0130 UTC.  Sweeping audio tones very clearly heard around 2336 UTC, played for some time. You can see this on the waterfall also.  Later, just a dead carrier, with a good signal level. No obvious audio.

Is this something that Zeppelin Radio is known to do? Also, the carrier frequency as almost exactly 6950, I see Zeppelin was noted with an offset frequency of 6954.9. Are we sure this was from Europe?

Zeppelin is ALWAYS on frequencies that end on .87 kHz, if the offset was anything else it means this was not Zeppelin. I have never heard tones from Zeppelin either, usually non-stop music except very rare talk from the op. This was probably a low power station in North America, or at least a different Europirate.
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Re: UNID 6950 AM 0030 UTC 24 MAY 2023
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2023, 0102 UTC »
The carrier was North American based per chat info...sorry for the mistaken Euro identity!
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